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Transition Elements (Grade 10)

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Transition Elements

Which of the following statements correctly describes the general properties of the transition elements?
  1. They are often non-paramagnetic.
  2. They have only one oxidation state.
  3. They are usually high melting point metals.
  4. They usually form non-colored compounds.
The transition element iron can form two common ions, [math]Fe^{2+}[/math] and [math]Fe^{3+}[/math] to distinguish the difference, [math]Fe^{2+}[/math] would be written as which of the following choices?
  1. Iron (2)
  2. Iron (II)
  3. Iron (+2)
  4. Iron (+II)
The transition metals represent the transition between which periodic table groups?
  1. Group 1 elements and group 13 elements
  2. Group 2 elements and group 13 elements
  3. Group 3 elements and group 12 elements
  4. Group 4 elements and group 12 elements
Which of the following elements can be classified as a transition metal?
  1. Zinc
  2. Lithium
  3. Aluminum
  4. Magnesium
Transition metals are elements whose atom or cation has an incomplete           sub-shell.
The transition elements represent the successive addition of electrons to which atomic orbital of the atom?
  1. s atomic orbital
  2. p atomic orbital
  3. d atomic orbital
  4. f atomic orbital
Which compound is formed by transition metals?
  1. CaS
  2. NaCl
  3. [math]Mg_3N_2[/math]
  4. [math]Cd(OH)_2[/math]
Rust is orange and the Statue of Liberty is pale green (as opposed to a lustrous, metallic orange) because each of these contains a transition metal.
  1. True
  2. False
Which of the following transition metals are the only elements known to produce a magnetic field?
  1. Iron, cobalt, and silver
  2. Iron, cobalt, and copper
  3. Iron, cobalt, and nickel
  4. Iron, cobalt, and cadmium
Why are transition metal ions colored?

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